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Pros
"The most valuable feature for Mule is the number of connectors that are available.""The transformation and the data format are the features that I like the most.""Easy connectivity and easy integration.""The connectivity the solution provides is excellent. There are often too many systems that we have to integrate and this helps with that.""The most valuable feature is the Salesforce integration.""The most valuable feature of Mule ESB is data transformation, i.e. our interacting with different systems and orchestrating for our business needs.""Once it is started, we don't see any problems on a day to day basis.""The most powerful feature is DataWeave, which is a powerful language where data can be transformed from one form into another."

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"The ability to stand up a highly available SOA Suite, which has full DR capabilities, in a remote center and synchronize the databases using Data Guard.""We were able to scale out using multiple application and web servers balanced by hardware load balancers and Weblogic clustering.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the option to design, and the development can happen at the same time."

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Cons
"MuleSoft is not so strong in method-based integration, so they're not so functional in that regard.""It's not easy to troubleshoot and we still can't make it work.""Lacking some connectors that could be included.""The solution isn't as stable as we'd like it to be. There are some ongoing issues and therefore Mule has to provide frequent patches. Mule's core IP should be more stable overall.""The Anypoint platform consumes a lot of memory, and it would be great for developers if it were more lightweight.""Mule ESB is more into the latest REST APIs, not much into the SOAP web services. Developing is all about web services and not easy with Mule.""We would like to have a built-in logging framework in which we can do auditing.""I would like to see support for BPM in the next release of this solution."

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"Various parts of SOA, BPEL, and so on, each have their own consoles which need to be accessed individually with different logins. It would be better from an admin perspective if all the consoles were accessible via a single login.""If the disk space expansion can be made more flexible, not requiring a database restart, it would be a major benefit."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The licensing is yearly, and there are additional fees for services.""The various features and components for this solution are no longer free."

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"This product is WebLogic based, hence it can be both resource hungry as well as expensive from a licensing point of view."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The connectivity the solution provides is excellent. There are often too many systems that we have to integrate and this helps with that.
Top Answer: I'm unsure of the licensing costs. I believe the total price is less than IBM, but it's still rather expensive.
Top Answer: I'm not sure of any areas Mule ESB needs to improve. The price of the solution is a little bit high. It would be helpful if different sized businesses had access to different plans. The solution isn't… more »
Top Answer:  If you have a limited budget and you want to use Oracle SOA Suite, and your company does not have an agreement with Oracle forget it. Budget aside, Oracle SOA suite price fit enterprise and large… more »
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Overview
For companies looking to modernize and unlock the value of existing on-premises systems and applications, an enterprise service bus (ESB) architecture serves as a critical foundation layer for SOA. When deployed as an ESB, the Mule runtime engine of Anypoint Platform combines the power of data and application integration across legacy systems and SaaS applications, with a seamless path to the other capabilities of Anypoint Platform and the full power of API-led connectivity.

Oracle SOA Suite is a comprehensive, standards-based software suite to build, deploy and manage integration following the concepts of service-oriented architecture (SOA). The components of the suite benefit from consistent tooling, a single deployment and management model, end-to-end security and unified metadata management. Oracle SOA Suite helps businesses lower costs by allowing maximum re-use of existing IT investments and assets, regardless of the environment (OS, application server, etc.) they run in, or the technology they were built upon. Its easy-to-use, re-use focused, unified application development tooling and end-to-end lifecycle management support further reduces development and maintenance cost and complexity.

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Sample Customers
Ube, PacificComp, University of Witwatersrand, Justice Systems, Camelot7-Eleven, Arcor SAIC, Banca Transilvania, Eaton Corporation, Emdeon, Ferrovial, Griffith University, National Instruments, Pella Corporation, Vodafone Group Plc,
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company46%
Comms Service Provider10%
Retailer5%
Media Company5%
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Energy/Utilities Company13%
Government8%
Healthcare Company8%
Non Tech Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company50%
Comms Service Provider10%
Government9%
Media Company6%
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Small Business38%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise50%
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Small Business9%
Midsize Enterprise3%
Large Enterprise88%
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Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise61%
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Mule ESB is ranked 2nd in ESB with 9 reviews while Oracle SOA Suite is ranked 7th in Application Infrastructure with 3 reviews. Mule ESB is rated 7.2, while Oracle SOA Suite is rated 9.6. The top reviewer of Mule ESB writes "Easy to implement and supports platforms like Windows, Linux, and Mac". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle SOA Suite writes "It is perfect for large deployments and integrating with other Oracle solutions. ". Mule ESB is most compared with IBM Integration Bus, webMethods Integration Server, Oracle Service Bus, Red Hat Fuse and WSO2 Enterprise Integrator, whereas Oracle SOA Suite is most compared with WebLogic Suite, TIBCO ActiveMatrix, SAP NetWeaver, Microsoft System Center and IBM WebSphere Message Broker.

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